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Old 12-20-2016, 08:58 AM
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That was my take really. I didn't think he laughed because if brought him the joy we feel when we laugh.

The thought that he learned that it's a happy sound and he's repeating it because he's happy makes a lot more sense. It's easy to try to anthropomorphize our birds but they really aren't people.

Either way, it was proof to me that he needs more outings like that. Thursday will be a quiet day at work so he's going to come with me. I live close enough that taking him home if he gets overwhelmed won't be a problem. I'll keep you posted!
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" but they really aren't people." OUT! BANNED FOR LIFE ! Of course they are people! Just feathered ones!
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Well, I didn't say they're LESS than people! Romeo knows he's not people. People are his servants.

"BRING ME MY NUTS YOU FILTHY MONKEY!!!!"

Stephen knows he's not people. People are for perching on and singing to him.
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LOL good point.
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Old 12-20-2016, 03:04 PM
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Well, I didn't say they're LESS than people! Romeo knows he's not people. People are his servants.

"BRING ME MY NUTS YOU FILTHY MONKEY!!!!"

Stephen knows he's not people. People are for perching on and singing to him.
Nothing to add. I just wanted to see that posted twice so I could laugh again.
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Re: The Saga of Romeo

Happy to hear Romeo is fitting right in. Loved the newspaper video My Smokey was a newspaper shredder too..and I think she took her aggravation out on it coz she'd just rip and rip and shred and shred till nothing was left lol.

As far as Romeo's cussing..I dealt with that too with Jonesy, the cockatoo man.." your !@$%^&me! you're !@#$&^% me!" as clear as day! and LOUDER when I was on the phone!

I still see his new parronts quite often and ask about his swearing...when TJ took him in and I told her about this...she said " oh i'll be able to fix that..we don't cuss in our family" Well when I asked her if he still swears,she looked at me,lowered her head,and quietly said YES
LOL I just had to laugh

Its great to hear Romeo enjoyed his outing..keep it up!

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Old 01-11-2017, 10:34 AM
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Been a while but it's time for a quick update.

When I rescued Romeo I had a friend go with me. Unfortunately she held him while we tore his cage down and then helped box him up. So he's decided she's evil.

Lately she's been helping me with taking him on FUN outings, not just the vet. The parrot store, Home Depot etc. The folks at Home Depot like to see him. He rides on the very front of the cart and says HI to everyone he sees. The manager came over and asked if he could take a picture of him so they're more than "cool" with it!

He's got a car perch so we set him up in the back seat and he LOVES to look out the window. I had to take a drug test for a new job last week and since that would take a bit of time she and Romeo when to get coffee. At the coffee shop he climbed into the front seat and up onto her arm. There he sat and flirted with the girls in the coffee shop. Turns out he's a GREAT flirt. And suddenly he and Becka are besties. He'll dance for her and let her pet and hold him now.

He also came to work with me just before Christmas and had a BALL. People all over the place got to see him and talk to him. He was the center of attention, just like he knows he should be!

We have had some major breakthroughs lately and he's really becoming a very friendly and loving bird. We even found out that he likes Zupreem Veggie pellets! (Except the orange disks... those are yucky and need to be thrown on the floor and screamed at.)

Lastly, he LOVES to sit on the window sill behind the couch and look out the window or play peekaboo through the blinds. At first the blinds annoyed him and he'd yell at them. Now he just pokes his head through and plays games with them. From there he'll climb onto the couch and play with the blanket.

Fun story: I have a foster chihuahua that sleeps under the blanket. When Romeo was getting near it he started growling. Romeo perked right up and shot his head under the blanket and yelled "HI" That little dog shot across the room like a rocket!

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Re: The Saga of Romeo

Oh, that's so wonderful and I'm so jealous! I wish Gus would suddenly turn cuddly and friendly. If anything, he's getting weirder and more attached to his cage top. I love that laugh, too. Lucky you! Lucky Romeo!
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Oh, that's so wonderful and I'm so jealous! I wish Gus would suddenly turn cuddly and friendly. If anything, he's getting weirder and more attached to his cage top. I love that laugh, too. Lucky you! Lucky Romeo!
Thanks. But does Gus do things like scream obscenities at you when he's upset? Or throw his food dish at you if he finds the selection less than optimal?

Or just randomly scream for no reason at all for 10 minutes and yell "shutup" at himself? And then scream for 5 more minutes? Cuz that's super fun times I gotta tell ya.
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Oh, that's so wonderful and I'm so jealous! I wish Gus would suddenly turn cuddly and friendly. If anything, he's getting weirder and more attached to his cage top. I love that laugh, too. Lucky you! Lucky Romeo!
Thanks. But does Gus do things like scream obscenities at you when he's upset? Or throw his food dish at you if he finds the selection less than optimal?

Or just randomly scream for no reason at all for 10 minutes and yell "shutup" at himself? And then scream for 5 more minutes? Cuz that's super fun times I gotta tell ya.
Gus doesn't say any words, obscene or otherwise. He makes up in volume when I try to use the phone, and I have to run away because I couldn't even hear myself screaming over him, and by the time my hearing has returned the first thing I hear is the person on the other end of the phone laughing hysterically.
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